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#3045712 - 05/19/09 06:07 PM stock checkering cradle
crackshot Offline
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What is everyone's opinon on the best checkering cradles? Are theree an good plans to make your own? Best ones to buy etc.

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#3046299 - 05/20/09 01:52 AM Re: stock checkering cradle [Re: crackshot]
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Just as good gun engravers make their own engraving tools, good gunstock checkerers also noodle up their own cradles - although there are "kits" out there, with clamps that go on a 2x4 that gets vised during the checkering ops.

http://www.midwayusa.com/eproductpage.exe/showproduct?saleitemid=524824

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#3047693 - 05/20/09 04:18 PM Re: stock checkering cradle [Re: Rangr44]
Medina Offline
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Study up on the photos and make your own.
Vastly cheaper and every stinking bit as good as say brownells 2x4 cradle, LOL.
A pipe makes a slick one so you can really rotate it out to all the angles you really need.
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#3048989 - 05/21/09 07:37 AM Re: stock checkering cradle [Re: Medina]
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I bought mine from Brownells, money wasted. It's a fine cradle, but easily could be made. I thought maybe a set of deep throated pipe clamps might make a good starting point. Haber freight sells some of those on the cheap.
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